‘The Voice’ Winner Cassadee Pope Calls Out Jason Aldean’s Wife for Transphobic Post
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The Voice Season 3 winner Cassadee Pope recently called out Brittany Aldean, wife of country star Jason Aldean, for a comment she made on Instagram. Singer Maren Morris also spoke out against the post, which many are calling transphobic.
Cassadee Pope Calls Out Brittany Aldean on Twitter
It all started last week, when Aldean shared an Instagram video showing off her makeup look. She wrote in the post’s caption, “I’d really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girly life.”
Her husband Jason commented on the video, writing, “Lmao!! Im glad they didn’t too, cause you and I wouldn’t have worked out.” He added a cry-laughing emoji.
On Friday, Pope took to Twitter to share what seemed to be a reaction to Aldean’s post, writing, “You’d think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging. But instead here we are, hearing someone compare their ‘tomboy phase’ to someone wanting to transition. Real nice.”
Morris replied to Pope’s tweet, writing, “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.” She then had a back-and-forth with conservative commentator Candace Owens in the replies.
Pope Posts About the Situation on Instagram
Over the weekend, Pope posted a photo to Instagram in which she grins at the camera while on a trip to London. In an apparent reference to the situation with Aldean, the singer wrote, “POV: Knowing you got under someone’s skin you don’t like in the first place.”
According to People, Aldean later responded to Pope’s tweet on Instagram stories, tagging the artist and writing in part, “Advocating for the genital mutilation of children under the disguise of love and calling it ‘gender affirming care’ is one of the worst evils.”
Morris continued discussing the issue over the weekend, at one point responding to someone on Twitter by writing, “If it’s confusing to you, it’s because you think we’re ‘fighting’ over politics. We’re not. This isn’t political. We’re calling someone out for being transphobic and thinking it’s hilarious. It isn’t.”
Many fans showed their support and appreciation for Pope and Morris, with one Twitter user writing to Pope, “Thank you for once again using your platform to stand up for what is right! You are truly the role model for everyone, including those tomboys!”